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Vol 21, issue 5 / may 2013


Mr. Showbiz American Masters Mel Brooks: Make a Noise

After 60 years in show business, Mel Brooks has earned more major awards than any other living entertainer. The comedy giant has energetically avoided a documentary profile being made—until now. American Masters Mel Brooks: Make a Noise journeys through Brooks’ colorful career, from his early years in live television as a writer for Sid Caesar’s Your Show of Shows to his wildly comedic films such as Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, and The Producers—which later evolved into the Tony-winning musical of the same name. Featuring interviews with Brooks, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, Cloris Leachman, Carl Reiner, Joan Rivers, and many others, it offers a fascinating look at the Mel Brooks we know and love—and the Mel Brooks we don’t know at all. To whet your appetite, we’ve gathered some surprising facts about the life, career, and outrageously amazing world of Mel Brooks. The Ethel Merman Fan Club Brooks saw his first Broadway musical when he was nine years old. The show was Anything Goes starring Ethel Merman—and it changed his life forever. “It was one incredible number after the other. I was literally crying with happiness,” he tells American Masters. Master to Master When Brooks shot High Anxiety, a sendup of Vertigo and other Alfred Hitchcock films, the master of comedy turned to the master of suspense. He shared a rough cut of the film with Hitchcock, who declared the spoof of the infamous shower scene in Psycho brilliant. “And then he said you got one thing wrong,” Brooks reveals in the American Masters film. “Shower rings, you have 13. We only had ten.”

Reading is Fundamental Brooks rarely goes to bed before 3 a.m. and spends the latenight hours reading the classics. His 1970 film The Twelve

front COVER: Courtesy of Michael Grecco. this spread: (mel brooks) Pamela Barkentin Blackburn; (ETHEL MERMAN) NBC/Photofest; (high anxiety) 20th Century Fox / Photofest; (Errol Flynn) Photofest; (Gene Wilder, Zero Mostel, Kenneth Mars) AVCO Embassy Pictures/Photofest

Mon 20th, 9 p.m.; thirteen.org/americanmasters


thirteen.org 1 Chairs, about a young man’s search for chairs confiscated by the Soviet government, was based on a 1928 Russian novel. Call Him Irresistible Brooks first met his late wife Anne Bancroft on the set of The Perry Como Show in 1961. She fell in love with him instantly. “He looked like my father and he acted like my mother,” she explains. They were married for 41 years until her death in 2005. His Favorite Year The 1982 film My Favorite Year was inspired by Brooks’ experience with Errol Flynn, who appeared in an episode of Your Show of Shows. Brooks, a junior writer on the program, was asked to chaperone the notorious ladies’ man. “I was locked in the Waldorf Towers with Errol Flynn and two red-headed, Cuban sisters,” he said in a Film Score magazine interview. “It was the craziest weekend of my life.” They Like Him. They Really Like Him. Three of Brooks’ films ranked in the American Film Institutes’s list of top 100 comedy films of all time: Blazing Saddles (#6), The Producers (#11), and Young Frankenstein (#13). In June, he will be honored with an AFI Life Achievement Award, the highest honor for a career in film.

Want More Mel? Visit thirteen.org/americanmasters

• Win a pair of tickets to the New York premiere of American Masters Mel Brooks: Make a Noise at the 92nd Street Y Wednesday, May 15 at 7:15 p.m. The screening will include a conversation with Brooks, who will participate live via satellite from L.A.; choreographer Susan Stroman; filmmaker Robert Trachtenberg; and moderator Joy Behar. • Join filmmaker Robert Trachtenberg for an online OVEE live-chat and screening. • Enter to win the Mel Brooks: Make a Noise DVD and The Incredible Mel Brooks DVD box set, watch web-exclusive film outtakes, and check out memorable Mel Brooks movie moments in our online slideshow.

American Masters is made possible by the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Additional funding for American Masters is provided by Rosalind P. Walter, Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family, The Blanche & Irving Laurie Foundation, Rolf and Elizabeth Rosenthal, Jack Rudin, The André and Elizabeth Kertész Foundation, Michael & Helen Schaffer Foundation, and public television viewers. Additional support for this program is provided by Vital Projects Fund.


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evening and night Aired earlier this month To be announced Visit thirteen.org for related activities

5/02 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 The Dust Bowl 3:00 Frontline 4:00 Independent Lens [R]

4:00 Independent Lens [R] 5:00 Invitation to World Literature

3 FRIDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Repeats

2 THURSDAY 1 Wednesday 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Nature: “Legendary White Stallions” Vienna’s famous Lipizzaner stallions, bred for courage, strength and character.

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE NYC-ARTS With Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. Repeats

Sat 4th, 9am.

8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know With Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Scott Simon, and Ray Suarez. Repeats Sat 4th, 9:30am.

Sun 5th, 12noon.

Repeats early Fri 3rd, 1am;

8:30 PREMIERE MetroFocus Interviews, in-depth reporting, and stories from across the metropolitan region.

Sat 4th, 5pm and early

Repeats Sat 4th, 10am.

9:00 PREMIERE Great Performances: “Paul Taylor Dance Company in Paris” The company dances Taylor’s masterworks Brandenburgs and Beloved Renegade.

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9:00 PREMIERE Great Performances at the Met: “Un Ballo in Maschera” Marcelo Álvarez, Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sondra Radvanovsky star in David Alden’s production of the Verdi opera. Repeats 9:00 PREMIERE NOVA: “Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures” Bizarre fauna from the land Down Under. Repeats early Fri 3rd, 2am.

Sun 5th, 12:30pm.

11:30 Charlie Rose Repeats Fri 3rd, 1:30pm.

5/03 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley Repeats

10:00 PREMIERE Secrets of the Dead: “Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers” See highlight on page 3. Repeats

Fri 3rd, 1pm.

early Fri 3rd, 3am and early

1:00 Nature See Wed 1st, 8pm.

Paul B. Goode

Mon 6th, 3am.

10:00 PREMIERE Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene The acclaimed writer was a manic-depressive, a doubting Catholic, and a British spy. Repeats early Sat 4th,

Repeats Sat 4th, 5pm and

2am and early Tue 7th, 4am.

early Mon 6th, 3am.

11:00 Charlie Rose Mon 6th, 1:30pm.

Mon 6th, 4am.

2:00 NOVA [R] 3:00 Secrets of the Dead

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

See Wed 1st, 10pm. Repeats

Thu 2nd, 1:30pm.

early Mon 6th, 4am.

5/04 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley

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12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Theater Talk 1:30 Film School Shorts 2:00 Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene [R] 3:00 Masterpiece Classic 4:00 Call the Midwife [R] 5:00 The Bletchley Circle

Sun 5th, 5:10am.

1:10 Reel 13 Classics See Sat 4th, 9pm. [R]

of 8) Repeats early Tue 7th,

3:10 Reel 13 Indies See

2am and early Sat 11th, 4am.

Sat 4th, 11pm. Repeats early

9:00 PREMIERE Masterpiece Classic: “Mr. Selfridge” Two dead relatives show up at a store séance prompted by Sherlock Holmes creator Arthur Conan Doyle. (Part 6

Wed 8th, 1am. [R]

5 SUNDAY

4 SATURDAY 6:00 Mike Colameco’s Real Food 6:30 Lidia’s Italy in America 7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 8:30 As Time Goes By 9:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Classics: “Planet of the Apes” (1968) An astronaut (Charlton Heston) timetravels to a future planet ruled by apes who keep human slaves. Repeats

6:00 PREMIERE Moyers & Company Repeats Sun 5th,

of 8) Repeats early Tue 7th,

11pm.

1am and early Sat 11th, 3am.

7:00 PREMIERE Treasures of New York: “American Museum of Natural History” Tom Brokaw hosts this film, which explores the museum’s history and recent renovations, including the North American Hall of Mammals and the Teddy Roosevelt Memorial. Repeats Fri 10th, 10pm and early Mon 13th, 2am.

early Sun 5th, 1:10am.

early Sun 5th, 3:10am and early Wed 8th, 1am.

5/05 EARLY SUNDAY AM 1:05 PREMIERE Reel 13 Shorts Repeats early

10:00 PREMIERE The Bletchley Circle Planting false clues, the killer leads Susan into a trap. (Part 3 of 3) Repeats early Tue 7th, 3am and early Sat 11th, 5am.

11:00 Moyers & Company See Sun 5th, 6pm. [R]

5/06 EARLY MONDAY AM 12:00 The Dust Bowl (Part 2 of 2) [R]

2:00 Frontline. [R] 3:00 Nature See Wed 1st, 8pm. [R]

4:00 Secrets of the Dead See Wed 1st, 10pm. [R]

5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe ©AMNH\D. Finnin

11:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Indies: “Beijing Bicycle” (2002) A 17-year-old courier enlists the help of a schoolboy to find his stolen bicycle. Repeats

tuberculosis screening facilities to Poplar. (Part 6

6 MONDAY 8:00 PREMIERE Call the Midwife Dr. Turner campaigns to bring

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider

Secrets of the Dead: Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers Wed 1st, 10 p.m.; thirteen.org/secrets Spied upon by MI19 in an audacious bugging operation, 4,000 German POWs revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and military secrets that helped the Allies win World War II. These secret recordings, dramatically reconstructed in this film, offer a chilling inside look at the Nazi regime.


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evening and night 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Antiques Roadshow: “Rapid City, South Dakota” Repeats

7 TUESDAY

9:00 Antiques Roadshow: “Secaucus, New Jersey”

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Jesse James: American Experience

Repeats early Wed 8th, 4am. [R]

Repeats early Thu 9th, 1am.

10:00 PREMIERE Independent Lens: “Seeking Asian Female” An elderly American man and a young Chinese woman pursue an internet marriage. Repeats early

9:00 PREMIERE Constitution USA With Peter Sagal: “A More Perfect Union” The Constitution’s delicate balance of power. Repeats

early Wed 8th, 3am.

early Thu 9th, 2am.

6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Nature: “The Private Life of Deer” A new view of white-tailed deer as intelligent, affectionate family members. Repeats early Fri 10th, 1am; Sat 11th, 5pm; and early Mon 13th, 3am.

9:00 NOVA: “Venom: Nature’s Killer” Natural toxicity of the planet’s most deadly creatures.

12mid.

10:00 PREMIERE TED Talks Education See highlight on this page. Repeats

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

early Thu 9th, 3am and

and early Mon 13th, 4am.

Tue 7th, 1:30pm.

Sun 12th, 7pm.

10:00 PREMIERE Secrets of the Dead: “Death on the Railroad” Investigating the deaths of 57 Irish immigrants hired to lay railroad tracks in Pennsylvania in 1832. Repeats early Fri 10th,

Thu 9th, 4am and Sun 12th,

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats 5/07 EARLY TUESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats

Wed 8th, 1:30pm.

Tue 7th, 1pm.

5/08 EARLY WEDNESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Reel 13 Indies See

12:30 Conversations at NJPAC 1:00 Masterpiece Classic See Sun 5th, 9pm. Repeats

Repeats early Fri 10th, 2am

3am.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

early Sat 11th, 3am. [R]

Sat 4th, 11pm. [R]

2:00 Call the Midwife

3:00 Antiques Roadshow

See Sun 5th, 8pm. Repeats

See Mon 6th, 8pm. [R]

early Sat 11th, 4am.

4:00 Antiques Roadshow

3:00 The Bletchley Circle

See Mon 6th, 9pm. [R]

Thu 9th, 1pm.

See Sun 5th, 10pm. Repeats

5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe

12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Jesse James: American Experience [R] 2:00 Constitution USA With Peter Sagal [R]

early Sat 11th, 5am.

4:00 Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene

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See Fri 3rd, 10pm. [R]

5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe

5:30 BBC World News America

TED Talks Education Tue 7th, 10 p.m.; thirteen.org/tedtalkseducation Geoffrey Canada, Bill Gates, John Legend, Rita Pierson, Sir Ken Robinson, and other education leaders deliver inspiring talks on teaching and learning. In partnership with TED, the non-profit organization promoting Ideas Worth Sharing, the program is part of CPB’s American Graduate initiative which explores innovative solutions to the dropout crisis.

Thu 9th, 1:30pm.

5/09 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats


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3:00 TED Talks Education

3:00 Secrets of the Dead

See Tue 7th, 10pm. Repeats

See Wed 8th, 10pm. [R]

Sun 12th, 7pm.

4:00 Globe Trekker [R] 5:00 Invitation to World Literature

4:00 Independent Lens [R]

5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe

9 THURSDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE NYC-ARTS With Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. Repeats Sun 12th, 12noon.

8:30 PREMIERE MetroFocus Interviews, in-depth reporting, and solutions-oriented stories from across the metropolitan region. Repeats

10 FRIDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week With Gwen Ifill Repeats Sat 11th, 9am.

8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know With Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Scott Simon, and Ray Suarez. Repeats Sat 11th, 9:30am.

11 SATURDAY 6:00 Mike Colameco’s Real Food 6:30 Lidia’s Italy in America 7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 8:30 As Time Goes By 9:00 Reel 13 Classics: “Rain Man” (1988) A wheeler-dealer (Tom Cruise) meets his brother (Dustin Hoffman), an autistic-savant and heir to millions. Repeats early Sun 12th, 1:10am.

11:20 Reel 13 Indies: “You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger” (2010) Two marriages head for the rocks. With Josh Brolin, and Naomi Watts. Directed by Woody Allen. Repeats

9:00 PREMIERE Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings On the road with the ukulele virtuoso.

early Sun 12th, 3:30am and

Sat 11th, 10am.

Repeats Sun 12th, 2:30pm and

early Wed 15th, 1am.

9:00 Masterpiece Mystery!: “Miss Marple, Series V: The Blue Geranium” Miss Marple tries to find an ingenious killer. Repeats

early Mon 13th, 1am.

Sun 5th, 7pm. Repeats early

early Sat 11th, 1:30am.

Mon 13th, 2am. [R]

Sat 11th, 9pm. [R]

10:30 PREMIERE New York Originals The Lower East Side business Russ & Daughters. 11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

3:30 Reel 13 Indies See

Mon 13th, 1:30pm.

Sat 11th, 11:20pm. Repeats

Fri 10th, 1:30pm.

Mon 13th, 1pm.

5/10 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats

12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Theater Talk 1:30 Masterpiece Mystery

6:00 PREMIERE Moyers & Company Repeats Sun 12th,

Fri 10th, 1pm.

10:00 Treasures of New York: “American Museum of Natural History” See

5/12 EARLY SUNDAY AM 1:05 PREMIERE Reel 13 Shorts [R] 1:10 Reel 13 Classics See

early Wed 15th, 1am. [R]

5/11 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats

12 SUNDAY

11pm.

7:00 TED Talks Education

12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Nature See Wed 8th,

See Thu 9th, 9pm. [R]

See Tue 7th, 10pm. [R]

3:00 Masterpiece Classic

8pm. Repeats Sat 11th, 5pm

4:00 Call the Midwife

and early Mon 13th, 3am.

See Sun 5th, 8pm. [R]

8:00 PREMIERE Call the Midwife Jenny treats a black mother-to-be, who faces prejudice. (Part 7 of 8)

[R]

5:00 The Bletchley Circle

Repeats early Tue 14th, 2am

2:00 NOVA [R]

See Sun 5th, 10pm. [R]

and early Sat 18th, 4am.

See Sun 5th, 9pm. [R]


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evening and night 9:00 PREMIERE Masterpiece Classic: “Mr. Selfridge” F.W. Woolworth tries to undercut Harry. (Part 7 of 8) Repeats

11:30 Charlie Rose Repeats Tue 14th, 1:30pm.

early Tue 14th, 1am and

5/14 EARLY TUESDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley 1:00 Masterpiece Classic

early Sat 18th, 3am.

See Sun 12th, 9pm. Repeats

10:00 PREMIERE 10 Buildings That Changed America Repeats early

early Sat 18th, 3am. Sun 12th, 8pm. Repeats early

Tue 14th, 3am.

Sat 18th, 4am.

11:00 Moyers & Company

3:00 10 Buildings That Changed America [R] 4:00 Treasures of New York [R] 5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe

See Sun 12th, 6pm. [R]

5/13 EARLY MONDAY AM 12:00 Independent Lens

2:00 Call the Midwife See

See Mon 6th, 10pm. [R]

1:00 Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings [R] 2:00 Treasures of New York See sun 5th, 7pm. [R] 3:00 Nature See Wed 8th, 8pm. [R]

4:00 NOVA [R] 5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe.

13 MONDAY

14 TUESDAY

4:45 The Art of Horace Pippin 5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe

15 WEDNESDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Nature: “The Great Zebra Exodus” Spectacular migration of 20,000 zebras across Botswana’s Kalahari. Repeats early Fri 17th, 1am

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Annie Oakley: American Experience

and early Mon 20th, 3:30am.

9:00 PREMIERE NOVA: “Decoding Neanderthals” What happened when Homo Sapiens met Neanderthals over 60,000 years ago. Repeats early Fri 17th, 2am and early Mon 20th,

Repeats early Thu 16th, 1am.

4:30am.

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Antiques Roadshow: “Seattle, Washington”

9:00 PREMIERE Constitution USA With Peter Sagal: “It’s a Free Country” The history of the Bill of Rights. Repeats early

10:00 PREMIERE Secrets of the Dead: “Caveman Cold Case” A tomb of Neanderthal bones is discovered in Spain. Repeats

Repeats early Wed 15th, 2:45am.

9:00 Antiques Roadshow: “Houston, Texas” Repeats early Wed 15th, 3:45am. [R]

Thu 16th, 2am.

early Fri 17th, 3am and early

10:00 Frontline 11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

Mon 20th, 2:30am.

Wed 15th, 1:30pm.

Thu 16th, 1:30pm.

5/15 EARLY WEDNESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Reel 13 Indies

5/16 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Annie Oakley: American Experience [R] 2:00 Constitution USA With Peter Sagal [R] 3:00 Frontline Episode TBA. 4:00 POV [R] 5:00 Rick Steves’ Europe

10:00 PREMIERE Independent Lens: “The Invisible War” The rape epidemic within the U.S. military. Repeats early Sat 18th,

2:45 Antiques Roadshow

1:30am and Sun 19th, 12mid.

See Mon 13th, 9pm. [R]

See Sat 11th, 11:20pm. [R]

See Mon 13th, 8pm. [R]

3:45 Antiques Roadshow

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats


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evening and night 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Supertorm Sandy: Six Months Later & Counting See highlight on this page. Repeats Sat 18th, 4pm.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Fri 17th, 1:30pm.

5/17 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Nature See Wed 15th, 8pm. Repeats early Mon 20th, 3:30am.

2:00 NOVA 3:00 Secrets of the Dead See Wed 15th, 10pm. Repeats early Mon 20th, 2:30am.

6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week With Gwen Ifill 8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know With Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Scott Simon, and Ray Suarez. Repeats Sat 18th, 9:30am.

8:30 As Time Goes By 9:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Classics: “Witness for the Prosecution” (1957) A barrister (Charles Laughton) defends an accused murderer (Tyrone Power) despite damaging testimony from his wife (Marlene Dietrich). Repeats

9:00 PREMIERE Great Performances at the Met: “Rigoletto” Director Michael Mayer’s production is set in 1960 Las Vegas. With Piotr Beczala, Željko Lucic, and Diana Damrau. Renée Fleming hosts.

early Sun 19th, 1:10am.

Repeats Sun 19th, 12:30pm.

early Wed 22nd, 1am.

11:05 PREMIERE Reel 13 Indies: “The Company” (2003) Neve Campbell as a ballet dancer poised for stardom. Directed by Robert Altman. Repeats early Sun 19th, 3:15am and

11:30 Charlie Rose Repeats Mon 20th, 1:30pm.

5/18 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley 1:00 Theater Talk 1:30 Independent Lens [R] 3:00 Masterpiece Classic

5/19 EARLY SUNDAY AM 1:05 PREMIERE Reel 13 Shorts [R] 1:10 Reel 13 Classics See Sat 18th, 9pm. [R]

3:15 Reel 13 Indies See Sat 18th, 11:05pm. [R]

See Sun 12th, 9pm. [R]

4:00 Call the Midwife 4:00 Globe Trekker [R] 5:00 Invitation to World Literature

See Sun 12th, 8pm. [R]

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5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider

7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances

5:00 Journey of the Bonesetter’s Daughter

19 SUNDAY 6:00 PREMIERE Moyers & Company Repeats Sun 19th, 11pm.

7:00 PREMIERE Service: When Women Come Marching Home Disabled female veterans return to civilian life. Repeats early Tue 21st, 3:30am.

Superstorm Sandy: Six Months Later & Counting Thu 16th, 8 p.m.; thirteen.org In this live broadcast airing simultaneously on THIRTEEN, WLIW21, and NJTV, NJ Today’s Mike Schneider moderates a town hall with area experts and studio audiences. It includes correspondent reports from around the region to assess the recovery of local communities hardest hit by the hurricane.

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Repeats early Tue 21st, 2:30am and early Sat 25th, 4:30am.

9:00 PREMIERE Masterpiece Classic: “Mr. Selfridge” Tragedy strikes on the day explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton visits. (Part 8 of 8) Repeats early Tue 21st, 1am and early Sat 25th, 3am.

10:30 NYC-ARTS With Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. [R] 11:00 Moyers & Company See Sun 19th, 6pm. [R]

Repeats early Wed 22nd, 3am and Sun 26th, 9:30pm.

10:30 Pioneers of Television: “Carol Burnett & the Funny Ladies” The pioneering entertainers who paved the way for today’s TV comediennes. Repeats early Sat 25th, 5:30am.

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Tue 21st, 1:30pm.

5/21 EARLY TUESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 Conversations at NJPAC 1:00 Masterpiece Classic See Sun 19th, 9pm. Repeats early Sat 25th, 3am. [R]

2:30 Call the Midwife See 5/20 EARLY MONDAY AM 12:00 Independent Lens [R] 1:30 POV [R] 2:30 Secrets of the Dead See Wed 15th, 10pm. [R]

3:30 Nature See Wed 15th, 8pm. [R]

Sun 19th, 8pm. Repeats early Sat 25th, 4:30am. [R]

3:30 Service: When Women Come Marching Home See Sun 19th, 7pm. [R] 4:30 Anna May Wong: In Her Own Words

4:30 NOVA [R]

20 MONDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Antiques Roadshow: “Seattle, Washington” Repeats early Wed 22nd, 4:30am.

9:00 PREMIERE American Masters: “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” The comedy giant’s life and career, from his early days in live television to his outrageous movies, Broadway musicals, and more.

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21 TUESDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Ghost Army The true story of American G.I.s who tricked the enemy with sound effects and visual illusions during World War II.

Serino/Coyne

8:00 PREMIERE Call the Midwife The local convent comes under threat of demolition. (Part 8 of 8)

Tony winner Nathan Lane is back on Broadway with his Producers co-star Cady Huffman in The Nance, Douglas Carter Beane’s new play set in the world of 1930s burlesque. Join us at the Lyceum Theatre on Wednesday, May 29 at 8 p.m., Thursday, May 30 at 8 p.m., or Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m. Your donation includes a pair of tickets plus the official show poster – and it’s a wonderful way to support THIRTEEN!

Repeats early Thu 23rd, 1am and Sun 26th, 7pm.

9:00 PREMIERE Constitution USA With Peter Sagal: “Created Equal” The Fourteenth

Go online to thirteen.org/tickets or call 800-468-9913 to make a donation.


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evening and night

5/22 EARLY WEDNESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats Wed 22nd, 1pm.

12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Reel 13 Indies See Sat 18th, 11:05pm. [R]

3:00 Mel Brooks: American Masters See Mon 20th, 9pm. Repeats Sun 26th, 9:30pm. [R]

4:30 Antiques Roadshow See Mon 20th, 8pm. [R]

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5/23 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats Thu 23rd, 1pm.

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12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Ghost Army [R] 2:00 Constitution USA With Peter Sagal [R] 3:00 Frontline 4:00 Hold at All Costs

2:00 NOVA [R] 3:00 Secrets of the Dead See Wed 22nd, 10pm. Repeats early Mon 27th, 4:30am. [R]

4:00 Independent Lens [R]

24 FRIDAY

23 THURSDAY

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week With Gwen Ifill 8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know With Jeff Greenfield, Maria Hinojosa, Scott Simon, and Ray Suarez.

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE NYC-ARTS With Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. Repeats

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Nature: “The White Lions” Two extremely rare white lion cubs face survival challenges on the South African savanna.

Sun 26th, 12noon.

Repeats early Fri 24th, 1am

early Sat 25th, 1:30am.

and Sat 25th, 5pm.

10:30 PREMIERE Maggie’s War: A True Story of Courage, Leadership and Valor in World War II James Megellas of the 82nd Airborne Division revisits the scenes of his war service in Europe. Repeats Sat 25th,

9:00 NOVA: “Secrets of the Sun” The mystery of hazardous solar storms. 10:00 Secrets of the Dead: “The Airmen and the Headhunters” The story of airmen shot down over the jungles of Japaneseoccupied Borneo during World War II. Repeats early

1:00 Nature See Wed 22nd, 8pm. Repeats Sat 25th, 5pm.

8:30 PREMIERE MetroFocus Interviews, in-depth reporting, and stories from across the metropolitan region.

Repeats Sat 25th, 9:30am.

9:00 PREMIERE Live From Lincoln Center: “Audra McDonald: Go Back Home” The Broadway star sings personal favorites and selections from her new album, Go Back Home. Repeats

Repeats Sat 25th, 10am.

9:00 Masterpiece Mystery!: “Poirot X: Third Girl” Poirot team ups with a crime novelist to solve the death of an heiress’ nanny. Repeats

3pm.

Sun 26th, 12:30pm.

Chase Newhart

Amendment, passed in 1868, made equality a constitutional right. 10:00 Frontline 11:00 Charlie Rose

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

5/24 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley Repeats

10:00 PREMIERE An Evening With Berry Gordy Gwen Ifill interviews the founder of Motown Records. Repeats early

Thu 23rd, 1:30pm.

Fri 24th, 1pm.

Wed 29th, 2:35am.

11:30 Charlie Rose Repeats Fri 24th, 1:30pm.

Fri 24th, 3am and early Mon 27th, 4:30am.


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11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

26 SUNDAY

Mon 27th, 1:30pm.

5/25 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley Repeats

6:00 PREMIERE Moyers & Company Repeats Sun 26th, 11pm.

Mon 27th, 1pm.

7:00 Ghost Army see

12:30 One-on-One 1:00 Theater Talk 1:30 Masterpiece Mystery!

tue 21st, 8pm. [R]

See Thu 23rd, 9pm. [R]

3:00 Masterpiece Classic See Sun 19th, 9pm. [R]

4:30 Call the Midwife See Sun 19th, 8pm. [R]

25 SATURDAY 6:00 Mike Colameco’s Real Food 6:30 Lidia’s Italy in America 7:00 The This Old House Hour 8:00 Keeping Up Appearances 8:30 As Time Goes By 9:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Classics: “Hoosiers” (1986) Gene Hackman as the coach of a high-school basketball team. Repeats early Sun 26th, 12:40am.

11:00 PREMIERE Reel 13 Indies: “Barney’s Version” (2010) The politically incorrect life of a man with Alzheimer’s Disease. With Paul Giamatti. Repeats early Sun 26th, 2:40am and early Wed 29th, 1am.

5/26 EARLY SUNDAY AM 12:35 PREMIERE Reel 13 Shorts [R] 12:40 Reel 13 Classics See Sat 25th, 9pm. [R]

2:40 Reel 13 Indies See Sat 25th, 11pm. Repeats early Wed 29th, 1am. [R]

4:15 Reel 13 Shorts [R] 4:20 Film School Shorts 4:50 Globe Trekker [R]

11:30 Charlie Rose Repeats Tue 28th, 1:30pm.

8:00 PREMIERE National Memorial Day Concert Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinese honor our troops with an all-star lineup and the National Symphony Orchestra at the U.S. Capitol. Repeats early

5/28 EARLY TUESDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley 1:00 National Memorial Day Concert [R] 2:30 Into Harm’s Way [R] 4:00 Every Day Is a Holiday 5:00 Invitation to World Literature

28 TUESDAY

Tue 28th, 1am.

9:30 American Masters: “Mel Brooks: Make a Noise” See Mon 20th, 9pm. [R]

11:00 Moyers & Company See Sun 26th, 6pm. [R]

5/27 EARLY MONDAY AM 12:00 Into Harm’s Way 1:30 Hold at All Costs [R] 3:00 Independent Lens [R] 4:30 Secrets of the Dead See Wed 22nd, 10pm. [R]

27 MONDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE Antiques Roadshow: “Seattle, Washington” 9:00 Antiques Roadshow: “Atlanta, Georgia” 10:00 PREMIERE Independent Lens: “Detropia” Post-industrial Detroit rises from the ashes. Repeats early Thu 30th, 4am.

5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 TBA 9:00 PREMIERE Constitution USA With Peter Sagal: “Built to Last?” How our founding document has lasted more than 225 years. 10:00 Frontline 11:00 Charlie Rose 5/29 EARLY WEDNESDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Reel 13 Indies [R] 2:35 An Evening with Berry Gordy See Fri 24th, 10pm. [R] 3:35 Antiques Roadshow See Mon 27th, 8pm. [R]

4:30 Antiques Roadshow See Mon 27th, 9pm. [R]

29 WEDNESDAY 5:30 BBC World News America


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evening and night 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Nature: “The Himalayas” Wildlife and habitat diversity among the world’s highest peaks. Repeats early Fri 31st, 1am.

9:00 NOVA: “The Deadliest Tornadoes” The science behind the April 2011 tornadoes. 10:00 NOVA: “The Deadliest Earthquakes” U.S. geologists in Haiti hunt for evidence to determine the risk of a new killer quake.

30 THURSDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 PREMIERE NYC-ARTS With Philippe de Montebello and Paula Zahn. 8:30 PREMIERE MetroFocus Interviews, in-depth reporting, and stories from across the metropolitan region. 9:00 Masterpiece Mystery!: “Poirot X: Appointment with Death” Murder at an archaeological site in Syria. Repeats early Sat 1st,

Repeats early Fri 31st,

1:30am.

3am.

10:30 PREMIERE New York Originals The Lemon Ice King of Corona. 11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats

11:00 Charlie Rose Repeats Thu 30th, 1:30pm.

5/30 EARLY THURSDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 TBA 2:00 Constitution USA With Peter Sagal 3:00 Frontline 4:00 Independent Lens

Fri 31st, 1:30pm.

5/31 EARLY FRIDAY AM 12:00 Tavis Smiley 12:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 1:00 Nature See Wed 29th,

3:00 NOVA [R] 4:00 Krakatoa

31 FRIDAY 5:30 BBC World News America 6:00 NJ Today With Mike Schneider 6:30 Nightly Business Report 7:00 PBS NewsHour 8:00 Washington Week With Gwen Ifill 8:30 PREMIERE Need to Know 9:00 Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize Repeats early Sat 1st, 3am.

10:30 American Masters: “I.M. Pei: Building China Modern” The architect designs a museum to house the antiquities of Suzhou in his native China. 11:30 Charlie Rose 6/01 EARLY SATURDAY AM 12:30 Tavis Smiley 1:00 Theater Talk 1:30 Masterpiece Mystery! See Thu 30th, 9pm. [R]

3:00 Ellen DeGeneres: The Mark Twain Prize See

8pm. [R]

Fri 31st, 9pm. [R]

2:00 NOVA [R]

4:30 Krakatoa

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weekends SATURDAYS 6:00 Teaching Channel Presents 7:00 Expeditions With Patrick McMillan 7:30 One-on-One With Steve Adubato 8:00 Consuelo Mack WealthTrack 8:30 New Jersey Capitol Report 9:00 Washington Week [R] 9:30 Need to Know 10:00 MetroFocus 10:30 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly 11:00 New York NOW 11:30 To the Contrary With Bonnie Erbe 12:00 Richard Heffner’s Open Mind 12:30 Caucus: New Jersey 1:00 Designing Healthy Communities: “Retrofitting Suburbia” (4th); “Rebuilding the Places of the Heart” (11th); “Social Policy in Concrete” (18th); “A Town Hall Meeting” (25th)

2:00 The Dust Bowl: “Repeating the Whirlwind” (4th) Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Snake (11th) Designing Healthy Communities: “Searching for Shangri-La”

“The Private Life of Deer” [R] (11th); “The White Lions” [R] (25th)

SUNDAYS 12:00 NYC-ARTS [R] 12:30 Great Performances at the Met: “Un Ballo in Maschera” [R] (5th) Great Performances: “Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration – PBS Arts” (12th) Great Performances at the Met: “Rigoletto” [R] (19th); Live From Lincoln Center: “Audra McDonald: Go Back Home” [R] (26th) 1:30 West Encounters East (26th)

2:30 Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings (12th) Anna Mae Wong: In Her Own Words (26th) 3:00 Invitation to World Literature (5th, 19th) 3:30 Simply Ming 4:00 Joanne Weir’s Cooking Confidence (5th, 12th) Chef John Besh’s Family Table (19th, 26th) 4:30 Martha Stewart’s Cooking School 5:00 America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated 5:30 Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly

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3:00 Intelligence Squared: “Should College Football Be Banned?” (18th) Maggie’s War: A True Story of Courage, Leadership and Valor (25th) 3:30 Invitation to World Literature (11th) 4:00 Globe Trekker (4th, 11th, 25th) Superstorm Sandy: Six Months Later & Counting [R] (18th) 5:00 Nature : “Legendary White Stallions” [R] (4th);

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